Woodridge senior forward Mitch Hepburn has signed a national letter of intent to play college soccer at Belmont Abbey, a Division II school in North Carolina.
Hepburn was a tri-captain this past season for a Woodridge boys soccer team that posted a 14-2 overall record and an 8-0 mark in the Portage Trail Conference County Division.
“I’ve always dreamed of having the opportunity to play on a scholarship at the collegiate level,” Hepburn said. “The coaches are great, the campus is nice and it is located right outside of such a big and great city, Charlotte."
The Bulldogs were 2-14 the previous season, but enjoyed a resurgence with Hepburn serving as a catalyst. Hepburn led Woodridge in goals (26) and assists (12). He was voted second-team All-Ohio, Player of the Year in the PTC County and team MVP.
“This is fantastic for him,” Woodridge coach Nate Rausch said. “This is something Mitch wanted to do. He wanted to take his game to the next level. I got the job before this season, so I have only known him for one year. Since day one that I got the job, we have been on the same page. He strives to improve. He took to all the coaching and played at a high level. He was a big asset for us in the fall.”